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Judith E. Brown
ISBN: 9781305628007

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Judith E. Brown
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Textbook Problem

Combination hormonal contraceptive use is associated with weight gain.

______ True    ______ False

Summary Introduction

To examine: Whether the statement “Combination hormonal contraceptive use is associated with weight gain” is true or false.

Introduction: Hormonal contraceptives are used to prevent pregnancy. They contain forms of estrogen and progesterone hormone (natural or synthetic form). They are of two types: combination hormonal contraceptives (in which both the hormones are present) and progestogen-only contraceptives (with only progesterone or a synthetic analogue (progestin)).

Explanation

Combination of hormonal contraceptive such as estradiol and progestin contraceptive use is associated with a decrease in HDL (high-density lipoprotein) cholesterol, an increase in LDL (low-density lipoprotein) and triglyceride level, and an increase in blood glucose and insulin level...

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